Patients Breast cancer
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Posted on 5/21/19 4:22 AM
When diagnosed, how much did your doctors include you in your breast cancer treatment plan?
How does your plan look? Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy - or maybe a combination?
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Beginning of the discussion - 5/22/19Share your treatment plan for breast cancer https://www.carenity.us/forum/breast-cancer/your-opinion-on-breast-cancer-treatments/share-your-treatment-plan-for-breast-cancer-1015
Posted on 5/22/19 12:52 AM
Hi @Lee__R I never really received a treatment plan. The medical team basically discussed with me the treatments I had to take to attack the cancer. However, I was somewhat involved in my choice for breast reconstruction. I am thankful for the breast reconstruction.
Posted on 6/28/19 1:45 AM
My doctor has included my thoughts... He initially wanted to start with chemotherapy, however, I wanted to and felt that mastectomy was my best option. After 4 doses of chemotherapy and rough-side effects, I started pushing more for the mastectomy and he is open to the procedure. We are facing another dillema.
I think overall my doctor has included me in the treatment plans, has explained the risks and benefits, and listened to my voice... while I wish he would listen to me a bit more, he is the doctor, so I am putting faith in him as well.
Posted on 6/28/19 3:12 AM
Hi - for me I've been lucky to have found a doctor that both listens to my doubts, concerns and ideas but also makes sure he makes his opinion clear without being too pushy. He actually listens to what I think or have to say and takes time to address whatever it is I am feeling.
Posted on 7/17/19 1:49 AM
I have TNBC. I’ve already had a lumpectomy and Thursday I will start TC chemo after four rounds of chemo they’ll discuss the radiation.
Posted on 8/23/19 3:30 AM
Had a lumpectomy and chemotherapy for small tumors
Posted on 8/23/19 3:31 AM
@Zubie5 I am hoping for the best for your treatment. Do you have any updated on your status?
Posted on 8/23/19 7:12 PM
@1984survivor! I’m doing chemo four times in three months and than onto radiation.. tc chemo was a tough one.
Posted on 8/25/19 4:12 PM
I just had a mastectomy. I will be turned over to oncologist in Sept. It has been mentioned he may suggest a pill form of chemotherapy. Has anyone had experience with this type of therapy? I have COPD and on oxygen. I am concerned about chemo worsening my COPD. I am 83 yrs old and blessed to be alive and living independently.
Posted on 8/25/19 4:15 PM
I was not offered any options. I was told stage 3 invasive breast cancer would compel me to undergo mastectomy to get well. Now I that the mastectomy is completed and healing, I am being referred to an Oncologist